2014-2015 Syracuse Orange Men's Basketball Schedule
If you're looking for a little rim-rocking action this season,
the Syracuse Orange have you covered in another epic season in the ACC, the conference known for being one of the elite group
of programs in the nation. There is nothing quite like being there when the game is on the line and the Orange are digging
in, looking to put the final touches on an epic win, as this is a team that knows how to win in a variety of different ways
and the fanfare follows them wherever they go. In 2013-2014, their first season in the ACC, the Orange managed the second
best conference record and put together yet another incredible overall season, though this is a team that also has the talent
for significant upside from here.
There is arguably no place more exciting to be for a college basketball game than
at the Carrier Dome, home of the Syracuse Orange. The Orange have long been one of the best teams in NCAA basketball and continue
to dominate the competition year in and year out. Against teams like Duke, North Carolina, Pitt and more, you can bank on
the Carrier Dome to be absolutely filled to the brim with intensity as fans eagerly pour into the stands to provide the backbone
of home-court advantage. It simply doesn't get any better than this if you're looking for an incredible atmosphere for college
hoops, but that's not something that you're going to figure out sitting at home.
But it's certainly not only about the
home games, as the Orange will also have some great opportunities to bring down some major road wins as well. Winning at home
is obviously crucial but the best teams have to win on the road as well to have a chance to reach their potential, making
every road game in the ACC a new opportunity for the Orange. The 2014-2015 season holds high expectations for Jim Boeheim
and the Syracuse Orange but the squad is always ready to take on any challenge. Whether you're looking for a huge home game
or a highly anticipated road matchup with another ACC powerhouse, the schedule is sure to have a little something for you
as the Orange look to make it happen this season.
Syracuse Orange Basketball Team Info
Overall, the Syracuse
Orange have put together some amazing teams from one year to the next, solidifying themselves as icons of the sports scene
around central New York. The Orange have retired 10 numbers, those of Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Coleman, Ronny Seikaly, Vic
Hanson, Billy Gabor, Wilmeth Sidat-Singh, Sherman Douglas, Dave Bing, Billy Owens, and Dwyane Washington. Former Syracuse
Orange point guard Michael Carter-Williams, now playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, was also selected as the NBA's Rookie
of the Year at the end of the 2013-2014 season, showing the type of dynamic star power the Orange have on their roster from
one year to the next. Head coach Jim Boeheim also serves as an assistant on the U.S. men's national basketball team and is
second all-time in terms of total wins in Division I Men's NCAA Basketball, trailing only Mike Krzyzewski. He was inducted
to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005. Thanks to a tradition of excellence and elite modern program, the Orange remain one
of the top teams in college hoops.
The NCAA Basketball Experience
Known as one of the very best spectator
sports in the world, college basketball routinely brings together some of the best amateur athletes in the world, particularly
if you're talking about an epic ACC matchup featuring the Syracuse Orange. This is as good as it gets if you love the thrill
of college athletics, as the buzz from the crowd will simply be unbelievable, not to mention the type of thing that you can
never hope to duplicate. When your favorite team is dribbling the ball up the court in the middle of a nail-biter that has
all the makings of an instant classic, it won't exactly be difficult to see what Syracuse Orange basketball is all about.
Syracuse Orange Basketball History
The history of Syracuse basketball dates all the way back to the 1900-1901
season and the university has made 35 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, 29 of which have come under current head coach Jim
Boeheim. In addition to the numerous trips to the Tournament, Boeheim has led the team to 34 different 20-win seasons, as
well as trips to the National Championship Game. The Orange finally won it all for the first time in 2003 when they were led
by freshmen Carmelo Anthony and Gerry McNamara. Overall, the university has won nine regular season conference titles along
with five conference tournament championships. Now in an exciting new era in the ACC, the Orange are looking to elevate the
program even further as they go up against the steady stream of national powerhouses that make the conference.
Orange Basketball Trivia
Did you know that the Orange have made it to the Sweet Sixteen four times in each decade dating
back to the 1970s?
If you want the model of NCAA Tournament consistency, you can't do much better than Syracuse. Over
the years, the Orange not only make it into the Tournament but have consistently put together at least two wins to make it
into the Sweet Sixteen. The Orange have also made it to the Final Four every single decade since the 1970s as well.
Syracuse Orange Basketball Fans
Carrier Dome tickets are some of the hottest tickets around town, and that's
because the Orange have developed one of the strongest fan bases that you'll find anywhere. Come out and be there for all
the ankle-breaking jukes, spectacular blocked shots and nail-biting moments that have become standard operating procedure
over the years for Syracuse as they hope to shoot their way into ACC prominence. The competition is sure to be stiff and the
atmosphere is sure to be absolutely amazing from one game to the next, as ACC basketball is the type of thing that it's nearly
impossible to top. Come out and see the Orange on the court alongside thousands of your fellow fans and it won't take long
to be completely hooked on the action.